Although I could drag this out over a number of posts, I figured I might as well get this out of the way fast. So here it is, the list of some of the places that are closing down or have already closed:
- The Mantique Outlet store on West 4th (1974 @ Cypress) is shutting its doors soon. It doesn’t look like this will affect the regular Mantique stores on 4th (2128 @ Arbutus) and Broadway (2907 @ Bayswater).
- When The Earth Collection (2190 West 4th @ Yew) opened back in the spring of last year, my wife predicted they wouldn’t last a year. And it is with some sadness that I have to report that she was right. I’ve always liked the look of this store and really thought they would have a shot. They will be open until January 31st, and everything in the store is on sale.
- My first thought when Rob told me that The Write Place (2723 Arbutus Street @ West 12th) will be closing soon, was to write a gloat post. That thought didn’t last very long. Although I may not like the place, I hate to see it go. Places closing down is a sad sad thing, especially when they are independent stores. It isn’t hard to imagine that in the majority of cases someone’s dream has been shattered, let alone someone’s livelihood.
- The last place on the list is Current Clothing (2539 West Broadway @ Larch). My wife and I were having lunch at White Spot last Thursday and we literally saw the Realtor drive up and put the “for lease” sign in the window. A sad sight.
I’m sure I missed some recent closures and I am sure there are still more to come.
Last modified: January 26, 2009